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Thursday links: Staying up late to watch hockey edition

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Late-night West Coast games are the worst. I remember being a kid and only being able to watch the first period and being forced to go to bed without knowing who won. Glad I'm all grown up and can stay up past 10 p.m.

Blues news

  • Blues vs. Sharks tonight. Never forget 2000. [CBS Sports]
  • The Blues are helping out with Big Brothers Big Sisters program. [Blues]
  • Alex Pietrangelo is a victim of his youth. [Belleville News-Democrat]
  • The Blues power play coaching duties are being passed around to everyone on staff. Why not have Al MacInnins offer a few tips? [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Keith Tkachuk explains a comment he made about the Blues effort against Columbus. Is this the leader I've heard so much about? []
  • Alex Pietrangelo will be playing for Team Canada in the World Juniors. [NHL]
  • Four others will join Pietrangelo at the World Juniors. [Blues]


Hockey news

  • Big night in the NHL on Thursday. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Your results from last night. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • From Gallagher: A documentary on the 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey team — it looks pretty bad ass. [Forgotten Miracle]
  • Several NHL teams celebrated Movember. Zach Bogosian looks awesome. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Canadiens have traded Kyle Chipchura (who?) to the Ducks for a fourth-round draft pick. [ESPN]
  • The Rangers claimed Erik Christensen off of waivers and placed Steve Valiquette on waivers. [ESPN]
  • How cool is Tomas Vokoun? He's not mad at all with Keith Ballard and joking about his injury. [TSN]
  • The Blackhawks are expected to announce the signings of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith soon. Didn't this happen already? [ESPN]
  • Jonas Gustavsson is out of Montreal, will see a cardiac specialist in Toronto. Not good times for Leafs fans. [TSN]
  • Alexander Ovechkin says he won't change his style — in fact, he's going to play harder. [TSN]


Other links

  • Christmas Vacation is a holiday classic. Here's why. []
  • Restaurants shouldn't skimp on hiring copy editors. [Bad Menu]
  • Ever wanted a branding iron? Have $38.00? Now you can turn your lighter into a 5-character branding iron. [Shapeways]


From Cozmcphsish comes a video that made me laugh way, way too hard.

Risky Business Fail

Game night tonight. Come back for the Game Day Thread.